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Northwest African American Museum 

The Role

 The Northwest African American Museum seeks an innovative and passionate Education & Engagement Director to lead our educational and public engagement activities. As a critical member of NAAM’s team, the Education and Engagement Director will report to and assist the President & Chief Executive Officer (President & CEO) with public and special events. In this role you will create experiences that enhance the understanding of the history, art and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest and ensures the Museum’s collections and exhibits act as a learning resource for people of all ages. 

 As the Education and Engagement Director you will:

 •     Develop, implement and own all of the museum’s educational and public programs for children, families and adults including: school tours, Youth Curator Program, Interactive Storytime, Teen Leadership Council, Black Education, History and Heritage Alliance (BEHHA), and summer camps

•     Be a visible leader who cultivates and sustains relationships with the local schools, community-based groups, and partner organizations

•     Lead the strategic planning, budget creation and management, goal setting and on-going evaluation for all education and public programs

•     Partner closely with the development team to support their efforts to secure funding and resources for the museum

 Ideal candidate

 The Education and Engagement Director will have:

●     Three to five years of experience successfully developing and implementing museum or school-based programming spanning multiple age groups

●     Understands the history, art and culture of African Americans as well as the current cultural landscape in the Pacific Northwest

●     Ability to assess the various needs, preferences, and learning levels of multiple museum audiences

●     Ability to advocate for an idea, project, or program to colleagues, donors, and institutional funders

●     A customer service-oriented approach to increasing membership, attendance and revenues 

Minimum Requirements

●     Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field of study; preference will be given to candidates with an M.A. in museum studies, history, or education.

●     Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to inspire and influence others

●     Strong computer skills with MS Office Suite, Google and other software systems.

●     Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously

●     Experience with managing staff and volunteers

●     Ability to build and collaborate with external partners

Application period for this vacancy: The role will remain open until filled.

Salary: The targeted salary range for this role is $70,000-$80,000 with a generous benefits package.

 To apply for this professional opportunity, submit your resume and statement of intent explaining why you want to work with NAAM (cover letter)HR@naamnw.org.

About NAAM

 The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is a regionally-prestigious institution that deeply matters to people as a reliable, remarkable, and relevant space where we open minds and change lives through African American history, art, and culture. Since opening in 2008, hundreds of thousands of visitors have come to the museum to view our permanent and rotating exhibitions, participate in dynamic public programs, or take part in private events.

 Located in the historic Colman School within Seattle’s Central District, NAAM is the premier African American museum in the Pacific Northwest region.

Learn more about NAAM here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 The Northwest African American Museum provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 


 

Northwest African American Museum 

The Role

 The Northwest African American Museum seeks an innovative and passionate Education & Engagement Director to lead our educational and public engagement activities. As a critical member…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$70,000 - $80,000

Benefits

Medical Health Insurance

Dental

Vision

Plus 10 holidays

Medical Health Insurance

Dental

Vision

Plus 10 holidays

Location

On-site
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to hr@naamnw.org

Please submit resume and cover letter to hr@naamnw.org

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